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Generally, people's decision-making processes leading to their going on holiday are defined as complex processes characterized by high degrees of uncertainty and risk; substantial expenditure; and elaborate pre-purchase information search. However, the series of qualitative interviews which this...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2007, 7, 3, pp 249-269
AbstractFull Text

This article examines holiday decision-making. A survey was conducted on 126 tourists in Denmark. Although both the extent and nature of holiday decision-making during the holiday differ profoundly across the informants, a key finding is that, to some tourists, many decisions - and especially those ...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Hüseyin Yıldırım, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Anatolia, 2008, 19, 2, pp 287-305
AbstractFull Text

The tourism industry contains many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMTEs). Furthermore, the tourism industry is often said to be less innovative than other industries and SMTEs' lack of motivation, knowledge and resources are often claimed to be the reasons why the industry is not very...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Universidad de la Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Citation
PASOS: Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 2009, 7, 3, pp 415-431
Abstract

Unique selling points! Simplicity sells! One clear identity! One clear image! These are some of the place branding mantras of today. In this paper, this "simplicity trend" is critically examined and challenged by raising the question whether clear images and simplicity are truly the only options in ...

Author(s)
Ren, C.; Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 4, pp 416-434
Abstract

Often the travel group is the nuclear family. However, in most decision-making research the respondents are the adults; rarely the children. Furthermore, most research on vacation decision-making focuses on decision-making processes that take place prior to the vacation. Many decisions are made in...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.; Pedersen, B. M.; Johansen, A.; Hansen, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 2, pp 135-149
Abstract

In order to understand and facilitate accessible leisure and tourism, supply-side perspectives need to be researched. Destination organisations' and service providers' perceptions of tourists with disabilities are decisive for the tourism "product" available to leisure tourists with disabilities....

Author(s)
Nicolaisen, J.; Blichfeldt, B. S.; Sonnenschein, F.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
World Leisure Journal, 2012, 54, 3, pp 201-214
Abstract

Extant theory suggests that the existence of gay space is an important (or even critical) element of gay people's holidays. However, more knowledge on the roles that gay spaces play during the holidays is needed. Drawing on interviews with 53 gay tourists, this paper suggests that the roles gay...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.; Chor, J.; Milan, N. B.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2013, 15, 5, pp 473-483
Abstract

Studies of gay tourists predominantly focus on gay men. On the basis of an exploratory qualitative study, this article offers knowledge on lesbian tourists and how they differ from more traditional conceptions of gay tourists. Although a very heterogeneous group, the lesbian tourists partaking in...

Author(s)
Therkelsen, A.; Blichfeldt, B. S.; Chor, J.; Ballegaard, N.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2013, 19, 4, pp 317-327
Abstract

Rural areas are facing prospects of marginalization and peripherality in an age of globalization where the attention of governments and media focuses increasingly on the (lack of) competitiveness of urban and metropolitan regions in Europe. Many rural areas have, therefore, searched for ways to...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.; Halkier, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
European Planning Studies, 2014, 22, 8, pp 1587-1603
Abstract

Marketers increasingly try to make marketing messages reach and 'infect' social media users, who subsequently share the message with yet other users, thereby 'infecting' additional users and spreading the message like a virus - processes often defined as viral marketing. However, what exactly...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.; Smed, K. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2015, 21, 3, pp 289-301

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